Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise and Movement Sciences Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 65

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
Quantitative Reasoning Prerequisite (B4) (3-4 units) - Take One 2,3 3-4
GE Area A 4 3
GE Area C 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Second Semester
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4-5
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory (B2, B3, Prerequisite for BIOL 220)
Introductory Biology I (Prerequisite for BIOL 328)
GE Area A 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Third Semester
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4
Principles of Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (B1, B3)
General Chemistry I
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Fourth Semester
BIOL 212
BIOL 213
Principles of Human Physiology
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory (Major Prerequisite)
KIN 250 Introduction to Kinesiology (Major Prerequisite) 3
Select One (Major Concentration): 4
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Laboratory (B1, B3)
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (B1, B3)
GE Area C 3
Fifth Semester
KIN 384GW Research Methods in Kinesiology - GWAR (Major Core) 3
KIN 404 Sport and Exercise Psychology (Major Concentration) 3
Major Activity Requirement 5 1
GE Area F ± 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 2
Sixth Semester
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement (Major Core, GP) 3
KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology (Major Core) 4
Major Electives (12 units total) - Take Two 6 6
U.S. and California Government 3
Seventh Semester
KIN 482 Exercise Physiology (Major Core) 3
KIN 483 Exercise Physiology Laboratory (Major Concentration) 1
KIN 485 Biomechanics (Major Concentration) 3
KIN 486 Motor Learning (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (12 units total) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Eighth Semester
Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Kinesiology Community-Based Internship
Integrative Research Seminar
and Senior Research Project
Independent Study
Major Electives (12 units total) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5
 Total Units120-122

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy GE Area A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


Quantitative Reasoning Requirement (3-4 units)

Select One:

ETHS 116 Algebra and Statistics for Social Justice (4 units) (B4, SJ)
ETHS 117 Statistics for Social Justice (3 units) (B4, SJ)
ISED 160 Data Analysis in Education (3 units) (B4)
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics (3 units) (B4)
PSY 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology (3 units) (B4)


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


Activity Requirement (1 Unit)

With prior approval of advisor, select one activity course (KIN prefix) representing a fitness-related activity or movement form that complements and enhances the student's personal fitness and movement profile.

KIN 100 Aerobics: Low Impact (1 unit)

KIN 103 Aerobics: Steps (1 unit)

KIN 136 Hatha Yoga (1 unit)

KIN 139 Jogging (1 unit)

KIN 148 Elementary Kung Fu (1 unit)

KIN 151 Tae Kwon Do (1 unit)

KIN 161 Shaolin Chuan: Tan-Tui (1 unit)

KIN 164 Elementary Soccer (1 unit)

KIN 171 Beginning Swimming: Non-Swimmers (1 unit)

KIN 172 Elementary Swimming (1 unit)

KIN 175 Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1 unit)

KIN 189 Weight Training: Beginners Only (1 unit)

KIN 191 Individualized Weight Training (1 unit)

KIN 272 Intermediate/Advanced Swimming (1 unit)


Electives (12 Units)

Students must take 12 units of electives. Groupings of electives in three focus areas are provided below, but other groups are possible and students should meet with an advisor to select electives that align with their career path. The movement science area focuses on the factors that influence the neuromotor control, learning, relearning, and development of motor skills and analysis. The social science area focuses on the socio-cultural and psychological factors that serve to constrain and define human movement, fitness, and physical activity. The exercise science area focuses on the physiology of exercise, fitness and health, exercise prescription, and fitness programming in healthy adults, youth, elderly, and clinical populations.

Movement Science Focus Area

KIN 325 Computer Applications in Kinesiology (3 units)

KIN 437 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3 units)

KIN 487 Motor Development (3 units) (UD-B)

KIN 538 Therapeutic Exercise (3 units)

KIN 539 Motor Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (3 units)

KIN 636 Neuromotor Control Processes (3 units)

KIN 680 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movement (3 units)

Social Science Focus Area

KIN 322 Sport in America (3 units)

KIN 331 Peak Performance (3 units) (UD-D, GP, SJ)

KIN 434 Sport-Based Youth Development (3 units)

KIN 489 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity (3 units)

KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, SJ)

KIN 510 Sport, Movement, and Screen Culture (3 units) (UD-C, GP, SJ)

KIN 604 Advanced Exercise Psychology (3 units)

Exercise Science Focus Area

KIN 310 Youth Development Instructional Analysis I (3 units)
or KIN 312 Youth Development Instructional Analysis II (3 units)

KIN 314 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 units)

KIN 437 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3 units)

KIN 490 Introduction to Sport and Fitness Program Management (3 units)

KIN 538 Therapeutic Exercise (3 units)

KIN 555 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 units)

KIN 683 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 units)

KIN 690 Internship in Fitness/Wellness (3 units)


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.